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Spellbook
M10

Reviewed October 2, 2009

Constructed: 1.50
Casual: 2.00
Limited: 1.50
Multiplayer: 1.75

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BMoor

Spellbook

Very few decks have any use for this effect, and even when they do, this card suffers from the fact that it does nothing on its own. It can generate you card advantage by cheating the "discard down to seven" rule, but that's only if you already have enough card draw power to have eight or more cards at your end step, at which point you're already experiencing an embarrassment of riches. Plus, now that Reliquary Tower has been printed, this card has been completely obsoleted.

Constructed- 1
Casual- 1
Multiplayer- 1
Limited- 1

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Spellbook

This card's effect is not too bad, but also not too great for most constructed applications. Still, if you have anything that makes you draw a lot of cards, or cares about how many cards in your hand (and is good with more than seven), this can be a decent insurance option. Might I suggest Howling Mine?

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Miguel

Friday 10-2-09

TGIF

Spellbook

 

Constructed: Reliquary Tower is better and it produces mana and it is a land and etc. And with Zendikar Landfall ability it will still be better.

 

Casual & Multiplayer: Good for any starter of players with big decks that usually do not do well with land drops.

 

Limited: I search threw the M10 player's guide several times over. I see no reason to pick or use this card. I will check again ......................
..............................................................................................
..................... Nope still not going to use it.

 

Overall its back.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 2

Multiplayer: 2

Limited: 2

 

Later

Have a great weekend and enjoy Zendikar. I know I will.

Miguel

 
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is Spellbook which is a zero mana artifact with the fairly uncommon effect of removing your maximum hand size limitation. While this certainly can have value in decks that focus on drawing or holding many cards it has serious competition with a recent addition to the game. Conflux gave us Reliquary Tower which dramatically reduces the number of decks that should choose Spellbook over the more versatile and generally harder to remove land. Decks that focus on artifacts can still use Spellbook or even the older Library of Leng, but additional mana available can really help a draw deck move along.

For Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer I would generally recommend one of the other options mentioned above. Unless playing an Affinity, Esper, or other concept that benefits directly from the extra artifact in play or spell being cast you should probably play the land.

In Limited this is basically worthless as you are unlikely to ever have a situation where this card gives you an advantage. If you are ending a turn with eight or more cards you are not putting enough pressure on the opponent and are likely without any mana to play spells. Pass this in Booster and keep it in the sidedeck for Sealed.

Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 1.0
Multiplayer: 2.0

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